CUPE Nova Scotia

CUPE Nova Scotia

10% Shift Nova Scotia

CUPE Nova Scotia represents more than 18,000 working women and men employed throughout the public sector.  We are proud to be part of Canada's largest and fastest-growing union.

CUPE represents workers in health care, education, municipalities, libraries, child care, universities, social services, public utilities, transportation, emergency services and airlines.

CUPE members are service-providers, white-collar workers, technicians, labourers, skilled trades people and professionals. More than half of CUPE members are women. About one-third are part-time workers.

CUPE Nova Scotia 52nd Annual Convention

The 52nd Annual CUPE Nova Scotia Convention 2015 will convene on Sunday April 26th at 7:00 pm, and end at 4:00 pm, or until all Convention business has been completed, on Wednesday, April 29th . It will be held at the Membertou Trade and Convention Center, 50 Maillard Street, Sydney.

More information is provided under the Convention Documents for 2015.

CUPE Nova Scotia Higgins Insurance Scholarship

CUPE Nova Scotia Higgins Insurance Scholarships are awarded by CUPE Nova Scotia.  Two scholarships valued at $1000 each are available annually.

Individuals planning enrollment at an accredited post secondary institutin in the 2015-2016 academic year may make application.  The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of registration.

Click above for futher details and to download the application form.

Shrunken workforce & contracting out root of snow and ice clearing woes in Halifax

The union representing Halifax’s municipal outside workers says years and years of contracting out and a shrunken workforce are coming back to haunt senior managers and council this winter.

CUPE NS warns McNeil Gov't. against selling off public assets

CUPE Nova Scotia is warning the McNeil government against any privatization of our public services - assets that are worth well over $5 billion.

Nova Scotia's home support services not for sale - CUPE

CUPE Nova Scotia President Danny Cavanagh says a plan by the McNeil Government to privatize home support (home care) services should raise alarm bells for Nova Scotians.


CUPE NS says centralized health care not good for patients

CUPE Nova Scotia President Danny Cavanagh says news out of Alberta that they’re ditching their centralized health board after seven years of problems, should be of great concern to Nova Scotians.

The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Please click above for an opinion statement from President Danny Cavanagh concerning The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

Canada's Water Week

Starting on March 16th this year Canadians will celebrate Canada Water Week, which coincides with World Water Day on March 22nd, annually. Canada’s Water Week is held each year in March, this year from March 16 to 22 under the theme of "Know Your H2O!"   Click above to view statement from Danny Cavanagh.

Councils of Unions Created for Acute Care Workers in Nova Scotia

The Province and Unions representing all employees of the District Health Authorities and the IWK have resolved the outstanding labour representation issues presented under Bill 1 (the Health Authorities Act).  Please click above for more details